Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Bringing Back The Jewish Custom Of Animal Sacrifice?
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Jeroboam's Sacrifice at Bethel
"He cut the throat of the goat with a knife, which is the most kind way to do it," His animal salughtering mentor Ms. Jesse Cool.
Bizarre to say the least. Of course a good Jew does not eat pork let alone sacrifice it, but Mark Zuckerberg's actions and words speak for themselves. Where does Zuckerberg's personal challenge of being thankful for the meat he is about to eat take him? how far will he go to be thankful & who actually is it that Zuckerberg is thankful to? Is it mother earth? Is it Almighty God? or the almighty $? Hmmm...How did the Jews of old show their thanks to God? With the Holy Sacrifice of animals - will Zuckerberg find his Jewish roots and step it up a notch by sacrificing animals to God as the Old Testament Jews have done? More on the exploits of Zuckerberg are sure to follow. Of course if Zuckerberg was a Roman Catholic he could just say Grace before every meal:
Bless us, O Lord, and these gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. AmenZuckerberg is going out of his way in making it very difficult to give thanks. Does he envision others following his lead in giving thanks by sacrificing the very animals one is about to eat? Will Zuckerberg be the Jewish version of Howard Hughes?
Now for the details on Mark Zuckerberg's animal slaughtering activities:
"Killing is just the kickoff. After that, the dead creatures go to a butcher in Santa Cruz, who cuts them into parts. Zuckerberg and his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla, have been cooking what he slaughters, eating what many people would not dare consume. He recently ate a chicken, including the heart and liver, and used the feet to make stock. He posted a photo of the bird on his Facebook page, along with a list of the dishes he made from it."
Mark Zuckerberg's own words:
"To start, let me give you some background on what I'm doing. Every year in recent memory, I've taken on a personal challenge -- something to learn about the world, expand my interests and teach myself greater discipline. I spend almost all of my time building Facebook, so these personal challenges are all things I wouldn't normally have the chance to do if I didn't take the time.
Last year, for example, my personal challenge was to learn Chinese. I blocked out an hour every day to study and it has been an amazing experience so far. I've always found learning new languages challenging, so I wanted to jump in and try to learn a hard one. It has been a very humbling experience. With language, there's no way to just "figure it out" like you can with other problems -- you just need to practice and practice. The experience of learning Mandarin has also led me to travel to China, learn about its culture and history, and meet a lot of new interesting people.
This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat. I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have. This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself. So far, this has been a good experience. I'm eating a lot healthier foods and I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals.
I started thinking about this last year when I had a pig roast at my house. A bunch of people told me that even though they loved eating pork, they really didn't want to think about the fact that the pig used to be alive. That just seemed irresponsible to me. I don't have an issue with anything people choose to eat, but I do think they should take responsibility and be thankful for what they eat rather than trying to ignore where it came from." Mark Zuckerberg